Eddie Jones says he can no longer show why England got here up brief after his side didn’t type their draw of successful the World Cup in Japan.
England grasp been overwhelmed 32-12 by South Africa throughout the best in Yokohama.
It got here per week after England knocked out three-time champions Modern Zealand throughout the semi-ideal in certainly considered one of basically essentially the most attention-grabbing performances in Jones’ tenure as coach.
“I am no longer positive why we got here up brief currently, typically you by no method know,” acknowledged the England head coach.
“Most repeatedly you may possibly nicely possibly nicely possibly examine however you may possibly nicely possibly by no method know why it happened. We’ll be kicking stones now for 4 years, we’re massively upset.”
Captain Owen Farrell kicked 4 penalties for England, however Handre Pollard replied with six for South Africa before tries from Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe construct the sport past Jones’ side.
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The Australian has a contract with England until 2021 however acknowledged it flip into “no longer the time to debate” his future after the defeat.
“We are the 2nd most attention-grabbing crew on the planet,” added Jones, who misplaced the 2003 best to England whereas instructing the Wallabies however flip right into a specialist to South Africa the closing time the Springboks received the trophy in 2007.
“We did not meet our draw to be basically essentially the most attention-grabbing crew on the planet, however we are the 2nd most attention-grabbing crew on the planet, so I’ve that is how we will grasp to be remembered.
“The avid avid gamers prepared an incredible deal efficiently for this World Cup. I believed they carried out with fairly heaps of enjoyment and passion, and we purchased caught brief currently.
“This stuff happen, however we will not doubt the difficulty of the avid avid gamers. I believed they grasp been additional particular.
“The appropriate factor I’m haunted about now may possibly nicely nicely be having a number of beers, and that’s the reason basically essentially the most attention-grabbing factor we will misfortune about.
“After which after now we grasp a number of beers currently, we will possibly grasp a number of additional beers the following day and nearly actually Monday, after which possibly we will deserve to drag up stumps.”
Defeat ‘heartbreaking’ for England
England scrum-half of Ben Youngs says this could even trustworthy eat a very very very long time to rep over the defeat.
“We’re devastated,” he acknowledged. “It has been an unbelievable effort, it hasn’t acceptable been this match, or not it’s been a considerable lead-as loads as this and or not it’s heartbreaking.
“This may even trustworthy eat a whereas to rep over this.”
Captain Farrell added: “[We’re] proud to be a allotment of it, proud to hold method so far as we’ve method.
“As of late did not movement our draw however we’ve beloved this match and fairly numerous folks grasp construct fairly heaps of labor into us.
“The squad has beloved its time right here in Japan, the competitors as an entire. It has been fantastically flee and we’ve most neatly-liked our time right here.”
Matt Dawson, World Cup-winning scrum-half of in 2003, says it is appreciable to “witness after” England’s avid avid gamers after the loss.
“The England avid avid gamers will may even trustworthy restful be regarded after right here,” he advised BBC Radio 5 Keep.
“It’s a whereas before they play once more in an England jersey. Some will agree with whether or not or not they’re going to eat it on and wrestle by way of that once more.”
‘Definitely considered one of basically essentially the most painful experiences’
Cruise-half of George Ford says England grasp been “nowhere method actual ample” to recall Saturday’s best, however insists Jones’ side “will method assist”.
“Congratulations to South Africa, I believed they carried out their thought brilliantly,” Ford advised BBC Radio 5 Keep.
“I could not be prouder of the lads, they have been inviting all match up entrance, they acceptable did a job on us currently.
“It’s clearly a considerable disappointment for our side. We desired to look at it off currently however we grasp been nowhere method actual ample to look at that.
“We’ve got method a wonderful distance and or not it’s possibly basically essentially the most collectively squad I’ve ever been a allotment of.”
Lock Maro Itoje says his England crew-mates “are trying and draw positives out of the race” and is already trying in path of the 2023 match in France.
“It’s no longer precisely a disco in there,” the 25-year-extinct acknowledged regarding the England dressing room. “Nonetheless we’re united, we’re sticking collectively, we’re speaking to each totally totally different and consoling each totally totally different.
“We want to rep efficiently and most of this squad shall be on the subsequent one. It’s a wonderful distance away to recount of now however our draw is to look at higher subsequent time spherical.
“Shedding this sport flip into certainly considered one of basically essentially the most painful experiences that I grasp had in life, no longer acceptable my rugby occupation. It’s annoying.
“It’s a worldly time and refined size to wrestle by way of however once we stop collectively then I’m positive all shall be efficiently throughout the lengthy flee.
“We’re upset to lose. Our draw flip into to recall the World Cup and now we grasp fallen brief.”
‘It’s particular to be a allotment of this’
Soar Jonny Would possibly possibly nicely additionally says this may possibly nicely possibly be “particular” to ponder on England’s match as quickly because the grime settles on their best defeat.
“I’ll preserve that [silver] medal and I’m positive that after each factor calms down and in addition you method into your have physique – it is particular to be a allotment of this – an England participant in a World Cup in Japan,” he acknowledged.
“There grasp been some huge moments. I could not grasp carried out any additional and the crew could not grasp carried out any additional. It’s acceptable what happened. It has been particular to image our nation.”
Joe Marler says he flip into “undoubtedly gutted” to go looking spherical for fellow prop Kyle Sinckler taken off with concussion throughout the third minute however believes he’ll proceed to toughen together with the leisure of the England squad.
“This crew, in the event that they preserve growing as they’ve, they’re going to dominate for a protracted size and that may be a pleasure to go looking spherical for,” acknowledged Marler.
“I grasp totally beloved my time over the closing 10 weeks and seeing the enhance of the youngsters. They’ve purchased a arresting future.”